Read Natasha's Story

Natasha Hutchison, originally from the United States, relocated to the Highlands to study part time on our MSc Sustainable Mountain Development. She now works as a Project Officer for Wester Ross Biosphere.

"I was looking for a course with flexible delivery so I could study from home at a time that suited me. I considered the Open University but felt it was rather ‘faceless’. Whereas this university has campuses all around the Highlands and Islands and is a recognised name and brand.

I feel extremely lucky that I have been able to utilise my postgraduate qualification locally, working with the communities and exploring opportunities which can create a sustainable legacy for decades to come. This was helped by support from well-connected and internationally recognised tutors, in particular, Professor Martin Price, who holds several high-profile positions out with the specific world of academia, including the UNESCO Chair of Sustainable Mountain Development."

Where would you like to go with your career in the future?

It is exciting to be part of a 'model' area in sustainable development, and I hope that we will be able to assist our future generations in continuing this legacy.